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Community Foundation Board – October 2012

Click on the sections below to read more about our Board, staff team and honorary officials who together make the Community Foundation tick. There are many more friends and supporters who give their time and expertise as members of grant panels and fund advisory groups.


  • His Grace the Duke of Northumberland


  • Dame Margaret Barbour DBE DL
  • Sir Ralph Carr-Ellison KCVO TD
  • Sir Tom Cowie OBE
  • Joan Halbert
  • Guy Readman OBE DL
  • Lyn and Trevor Shears OBE


  • Kate Adie OBE
  • Lord Beecham
  • Rt Hon Sir Alan Beith MP
  • Nigel Sherlock OBE Hon DCL
  • John Squires OBE DCL DL
  • Hugh Welch
  • Rt Rev Martin Wharton, Bishop of Newcastle
  • Mike Worthington OBE

Staff Team

Senior staff

Philanthropy services:

Philanthropy development and communications:



Finance and administration:

  • Dawn Porter – Officer Manager/PA
  • Sarah Phillipson – Finance & Personnel Administrator
  • Adam Smith – ICT Support Administrator
  • Vivienne Rodgers – Administrator
  • Samantha Pattison – Administrator
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - Enriching lives through effective giving

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156 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
T: 0191 222 0945 / F: 0191 230 0689